On December 7th, 2019 Trained Eye Graphics will be exhibiting at the Idaho Krampus Con! We will have 2 new screen prints and a few new digital prints for sale along with all the usual cards, books, boxes and other items. So stop by and see us and do a little Christmas shopping for all the odd people in your life. All details can be found below.
Capsules Books, a boutique independent publisher originally from Melbourne, Australia has been creating beautifully designed books containing creative profiles of some of the best talent from around the world. Their publications are distributed to hundreds of industry leaders and high calibre advertising agencies and businesses all over the world. These artist directories target global businesses, agencies and brands.
Their latest book, Drawn Volume.3 contains some of my newest traditional art samples on pages 248 and 249, where three acrylic paintings can be found on the two page spread. You can also follow the link below to find more samples of paintings, drawings and prints.
One of the things I like best about getting art in the Graphis series of books, or any of these compilation books is the company I keep. The pages are filled with some of the best artists around.
I’ve shared pages with some very talented artists, designers and photographers. Photographers like Ricardo de Vicq de Cumptich in the 2017 Graphis Photography book. In 2018 my art “Vespiary,” a model with a wasp nest on her head, ended up next to Amy Schumer’s Storm Trooper can-can line by Mark Seliger. And that is one of the reasons I’m so thrilled to find out I will have five pieces in the new Nudes 5 book from Graphis. Two Gold and three Silver winning photo illustrations will be among the pages with the likes of Albert Watson, Howard Schatz, and Joel-Peter Witkin and many more accomplished photographers!
I can’t wait to see the finished book - and it’s been a long wait. Should be out by the end of the year from Graphis. A link to pre order is below.
I was recently informed that I have won a Silver award from the Graphis Photography Annual for 2019. My digital photographic art, "Dark Fairy" features Texas model Emma Anne as a butterfly winged fairy standing in the shadows and will be included in the book published later this year. This is my second Silver award, with the first in 2012 and Gold in both 2017 and 2018. Cover and links below to preorder at a discount for a limited time. More information to come when the book is published.
The 2019 3x3 Illustration Directory is now available to all art directors and art buyers. This year my digital illustration depicts model Chelsea Christian as an Icarus character falling to Earth. Links provided below to get to the Directory website and my page (top row, third from left.)
My photos are in two issues of Delicious Dolls Special Editions. In the January "Spicy" Issue are my photos of Las Vegas model Chelsea Christian wearing (and taking off) my father's 1950's sweater. You can see the cover below and you can see more of Chelsea by following the link and getting a copy for yourself.
And in the March "Hot Rides" Special Edition you can find my photos of California model Jessamyne and my brother-in-law's 1955 Ford Crown Victoria. Cover and links below for both magazine and model. Follow the links to get yourself a copy. You can pick between two different covers.